- Jan 29, 2006
- 9,066 (2.07/day)
- My house.
|Processor||AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430|
|Cooling||Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU|
|Memory||2GB G.Skill DDR2 800|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600|
|Storage||WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.|
|Display(s)||Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900|
|Case||Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).|
|Audio Device(s)||Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).|
|Power Supply||ThermalTake 430W TR2|
|Software||XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.|
For the past several years, advertisers have been trying to get new customers by throwing advertisements of their products in their faces. They do this by way of pop-ups, vibrant banners, in-line text, and other crazy methods. A recent survey proposes that customers listen to almost none of that. In fact, most customers were more likely to avoid a product if the advertisement annoyed them. Instead, what really gets consumers to buy a product is positive customer reviews, forums, blogs, and other forms of product recommendations on a more personal level. As if in support of this, other studies conclude that offline influences of purchases are, in order from most to least influential, the recommendation of a friend, magazine/newspaper editorials, salespersons advice, press advertising and clever TV advertising.